7×8 | 2020 | Series 8 | Yoshio Nitta

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Yoshio Nitta Kyoto Japan – I put a moon on the table but it has cracked


What’s your favourite aspect of being an artist?

My work moves the human heart.

Do you have a favourite material you like to work with?

Copper, bronze, wood.

Would you rather share an Uber with Barbara Hepworth or Cornelia Parker or Antony Gormley?

I don’t know them.

If you could meet any artist (from the past or present) who would it be?

Isamu Noguchi.

What are you most excited for about SWELL?

Meet many artists and works.

If you could go anywhere in the world to be inspired where would you go?

Bolivia Uyuni salt lake.

Do you like playing music while you work? If so what’s your favourite genre of music to listen to while you work?

Japanese pop.

Are you a night owl or early bird?

Early bird.

Do you find making art a therapeutic or chaotic process?

Yes, both.

What’s the WOW factor of your piece?

To stimulate the imagination.

Red, blue or yellow?


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